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ERIC Number: EJ770882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Education for Sustainability: The Contribution and Potential of a Non-Governmental Organisation
Palmer, Joy A.; Birch, Joanna C.
Environmental Education Research, v9 n4 p447-460 Nov 2003
This article reports some of the findings of a recent comprehensive review of the education provision of The Wildlife Trusts UK, one of the UK's leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) concerned with nature conservation. These findings are set within the context of current thinking on responsibility for education for sustainability. It examines some theoretical perspectives on the nature and role of NGOs, and highlights the critical importance of such organisations making appropriate linkages both within themselves and also with the wider systems and structures within which they operate. Such NGOs have a key role to play in influencing policy and decision-making at the highest level nationally and internationally. This role would be very greatly strengthened if well-co-ordinated strategy and policy emanates from partnerships and collaboration among providers of education. In order to shift systems, organisations of this kind need to be strategically well placed and recognised as mutually supportive and effective parts of those systems. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom